Neutro may not be the most memorable comic character to most collectors but to me it is one of my most cherished books.
When I was a kid traveling back and forth from Connecticut to Maine with my family this Dell one shot was read and re-read by me on several of those trips. I just loved the Jack Sparling artwork and his ability to portray a giant robot with skill and expertise.
The expertise of Sparling sparked my interest in aquiring the cover art to my favorite book and my search had begun.
When I was an avid teen collector "The Buyers Guide for Comic Fandom" was the "Ebay" of my generation. Hundreds of sellers offering their wares in a tabloid bi-weekly rag that offered almost every kind of comic related item of the day. It was here that I learned of "Collectors Showcase" auctions and thus zipped off my name and address in order to be on their mailing list of frequent phone auctions.
After several auctions had passed I recieved the listing that would make my day. It was an auction that was offering original art of which, lo and behold, one piece was my "Grail". Luckely I happened to win the item with a high bid of a whopping $25.00 and the piece was finally mine of which I present here in it's cropped form due to the size constraints of my scanner bed along with the high grade comic of which, Canadian cyber-buddy, Greg Loey(Greggy)had recently aquired for me.
Still fun to read
#1 March 1949.I remember getting this book from Marc Macaluso
way back in 1971.I bought a run of #s 1 thru 10.I still have them,and just sent #1 out to be graded.I had it cleaned and repaired by Susan Ciccone.It came back so nice,I had to get it cased.
I like world silver bullion
I like collecting World Silver Bullion Coins. Why? A number of reasons, there are numerous designs from many countries across the world to keep ones interest, it is cheap which is important for people with low budgets like myself, it is heavy, I like coins that have a material weight to them.
I also like the idea of a registry that allows you to compete against other collectors for the crown. The pinnacle to my world silver collecting would be to marry the two together and start registering my world silver collection.
How about it NGC.
Oodles O Noodles
With the addition of several new Registry titles, there apepars to be a huge inlfux of collectors entering their sets. One of the more frequent entries seems to be X-men sets. Several high profile collectors, such as Ghost Town and Cpt. Tripps have already amassed a very impressive set to beat.
Kudos to the Registry staff for answering the demand for more sets.
A list of comic websites to buy from, that I would recommend.
Starting off slowly.
I have never been a big fan of buying comic book characters stateus or busts. I guess I just didn't think the idea of it just sitting on a shelf didn't appeal to me.
For some unknown reason I have become more interested in statues and busts. I suppose the detail of the current crop of figures has vastly been improved over earlier figures.
So far I have 4 in my collection:
1. Deadpool bust (Bowen)
2. Taskmaster bust (Bowen)
3. Nova bust (Bowen)
4. Deathlok (Bowen)